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Postgame Wrap-Up: Landeskog Leads Avs With Hat Trick In New Jersey

It was the third career hat trick for the Avalanche captain

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

NEWARK, N.J.--Facing the New Jersey Devils, a stingy defensive team that had only allowed four goals entering Thursday, the Colorado Avalanche turned to its captain.

Gabriel Landeskog scored three goals and led the Avs to a 5-3 win over the Devils at Prudential Center. It was New Jersey's first loss of the season.

"When we were in a tough stretch and facing adversity, our captain steps up and leads the way," said defenseman Ian Cole. "That's why he's the captain, that's why he's our leader. Obviously, a lot of guys stepped up, but him especially."

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Avalanche rally in third period to hand Devils first loss

Landeskog has hat trick for Colorado; MacKinnon's goal streak ends at six games

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Gabriel Landeskog had his third NHL hat trick for the Colorado Avalanche in a 5-3 win against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Thursday.

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Morning Skate Report: Andrighetto To Make Season Debut

The forward missed the first six games of the campaign with a leg injury

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

NEWARK, N.J.--Sven Andrighetto will make his season debut tonight when the Colorado Avalanche takes on the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center.

"Very excited, I mean it's been a while for me to suit up," Andrighetto said after morning skate. "Just watching the games from the stands, it was hurting a little bit. Obviously, I want to be out there with the team and help them win games. Even more excited right now to be able to be a part of it."

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Projected Lineup: Avalanche at Devils

Sven Andrighetto set to make his season debut, goaltender Philipp Grubauer starting

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

NEWARK, N.J.--After missing the end of the preseason and the beginning of the main campaign with a leg injury, Sven Andrighetto is in the Colorado Avalanche's lineup tonight at the New Jersey Devils.

Colorado head coach Jared Bednar confirmed after the club's morning skate at Prudential Center that Andrighetto will make his season debut and replace rookie Sheldon Dries on a line with Vladislav Kamenev and Gabriel Bourque.

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On The Road: MacKinnon Helps Grow The Game

MacKinnon joined Tim Hortons and Sidney Crosby in helping the Kenya Ice Lions play their first-ever game

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

As the Colorado Avalanche coaches and players boarded the team bus to go to Chelsea Piers for their morning skate on Tuesday, much of the conversation revolved around Nathan MacKinnon and Kenyan hockey players.

"I couldn't look on social media yesterday without seeing Nate wearing Kenyan hockey player gear," one player commented. Another noted that they watched a video multiple times of MacKinnon surprising a team from eastern Africa.

Over the summer, Tim Hortons, the popular coffee and donut chain, flew the Kenya Ice Lions from Nairobi to Canada after learning that they had nobody to play a game against. They are the country's only hockey team.

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Colorado's Road Trip Continues at New Jersey

Avalanche faces Devils for the first of two meetings this season

by Danielle Bernstein /

The Colorado Avalanche's four-game road trip continues Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. The Avs were 0-2-0 in last year's season series but has won three of the last five matchups on the road against the Devils. New Jersey enters the game as the last remaining undefeated team in the league at 4-0-0.

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Andrighetto A Full Participant At Avs Practice In Jersey

He could make his season debut on Thursday against the Devils

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

NEWARK, N.J.--For the first time during the 2018-19 regular season, Sven Andrighetto was a full participant in a Colorado Avalanche practice. The forward skated in a regular practice jersey during the team's afternoon on-ice session at Prudential Center on Wednesday.

The Zurich, Switzerland, native suffered a leg injury in a preseason game against the Dallas Stars on Sept. 26. He was a non-contact player during Colorado's morning skate on Saturday and in the club's practice on Sunday before the team began its road trip out east.

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Avalanche Farm Report: Oct. 16

Cale Makar was named the Hockey East Player of the Week after his four-point game in the season opener

by Miranda Einhorn /

Spotlight On: Cale Makar

Cale Makar, the Colorado Avalanche's first selection (first round, fourth overall) at the 2017 NHL Draft, has started the season strong for the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Minutemen. The defenseman had a four-point night in his team's season opener on Friday--notching two goals and two assists--and a game-high six shots. The Calgary, Alberta, native led UMass to a 6-1 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and was the first UMass defenseman to post four points in a game since Mike Kostka on Nov. 18, 2006.  

Following his first career NCAA multi-goal outing, Makar added three shots and two penalty minutes on Saturday in the Minutemen's 3-1 win over RPI. On Monday, he was named the Hockey East Player of the Week for the second time in his collegiate career.

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Varly Leads Avs Against Rangers

Semyon Varlamov made 41 saves in the shootout loss

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

NEW YORK--Despite a strong effort led by goaltender Semyon Varlamov, the Colorado Avalanche fell 3-2 in a shootout to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

"For the most part, I thought we were doing some good things," said Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar. "We had good energy, created a few scoring chances and then I thought that the second period, same kind of thing.

"I thought we got better in the second and more committed defensively, we gave up a couple chances on some bad reads and a couple bounces that I didn't like, you know guys not coming back, but for the most part a pretty fun, entertaining hockey game that ends up in a shootout."

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MacKinnon extends goal streak, but Avalanche lose to Rangers

Shattenkirk has two assists, scores in shootout for New York

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Nathan MacKinnon scored in a sixth straight game to start the season, but the Colorado Avalanche lost to the New York Rangers 3-2 in a shootout at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

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